Free School Meals

Free School Meal Plan 'Ludicrous', Says Head

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

Critics of the Government's plan to offer free school meals to every five to seven-year-old have questioned the official advice to help head teachers ...

Is a Child's Future Determined By Their Background in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a time of economic austerity it is hardly surprising that public opinion has turned to those receiving benefits from the state, particularly those who do not work. Repeated stereotyping and manipulation of statistics in the media have painted many of Britain's poorest citizens as lazy good-for-nothings living a life of luxury at our expense.

'They're Talking B******s'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats have accused Michael Gove's department of "lying" and "talking bollocks" as a furious turf war erupted within the coalition gove...

Lucy Sherriff

Poor Pupils 'Significantly' Less Likely To Be Admitted To Grammar Schools, Finds Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Poor pupils and those who receive free school meals are "significantly" less likely to be admitted to grammar schools, a study branded "disturbing" ha...

Shirley Williams: Simon Hughes Wouldn't Have Opposed Free School Meals If He Was A Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shirley Williams has said her Lib Dem colleague Simon Hughes would not have opposed giving free school meals to schoolchildren if he had ever been a f...

Lib Dems Red Faced Over School Meals Leaflet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Southwark Lib Dem leader Anood Al-Samerai tells HuffPost UK that the leaflet is "old" and "times have moved on". "We opposed the introducti...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We're No One's Little Brother'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 18 September 2013... 1) 'WE'RE NO ONE'S LITTLE BROTHER' It's Nick Clegg's big day: the Lib Dem lea...

20 Children Dead After Eating Free School Meal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Children eating free lunches at their school in India died within hours of eating a meal of lentils, soybeans and rice. Some 20 children have died ...

Time to Make Free School Meals Available to All UK Children in Poverty

Matthew Reed | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Reed

Free school meals are an effective way to help move children out of poverty. The Children's Society estimates that, if the government made them available to all children in poverty, 100,000 of these children would be lifted out of poverty straight away.

Thousands Of Poor Families Missing Out On School Support

PA | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tens of thousands of England's poorest families are missing out on additional support for their children, a report into school subsidies has found. ...

'I Miss Lunch To Save Money'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children studying at college are skipping lunch as they can't afford to buy it and are not being provided with the free school meals they are entitled...

Thousands Of Poor Teens Denied Lunch Due To 'Discriminatory' Funding

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A funding anomaly which has left tens of thousands of poor teenagers missing out on free lunches is to be debated by MPs. Former education secretar...